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Offline bassman211

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Re: String help
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2024, 09:50:50 pm »
It is good that many know the value of low stretch string. It is just a choice how many strands you shoot, and it is true that 8 strands will easily handle a 45lb. bow. Padded loops, or bone tip over lays take care of nock fit.  JMO...if you have never tried low stretch string you owe it to yourself to give it a try. Not cheap ,but well worth it.                     

Offline Muskyman

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Re: String help
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2024, 11:56:19 pm »
The string I made today was 10 strands of D97 and served with.024 serving thread arrows knocks fit good but, Iím with bj, I donít like making strings. Mainly because I stink at it. I havenít made many so I guess Iíll only get better..  10 strands seems a little faster out of the bow. No chronograph so itís just a guess

Offline Selfbowman

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Re: String help
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2024, 12:07:23 am »
D97 is the best string I have used. 8-10 but I used to go 8 and pad the loops and serving to ten total. 030 for serving size. Now I just go with 10 strands and 030 serving. Not enough speed difference to matter. I do my loops then hang on a nail and twist from one end.
Well I'll say!!  Osage is king!!

Offline bassman211

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Re: String help
« Reply #18 on: June 22, 2024, 05:19:58 pm »
If 8 strands of D97 works with the proper serving you can save money by getting more strings from the spool.  Compared to B55 it is expensive.